Steven R. Sands, 54, son of Ridgefielder

Steven R. Sands, of Danbury, died on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his Ability Beyond Group Home. He was 54.

Mr. Sands was born at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital on October 8, 1959. He resided and was educated in various parts of the United States and Europe.

In 1974, as a result of an accident, Steven suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and became a resident of several rehabilitation centers.  He came to Connecticut from Utah and has been an area resident since 1978.  For the past 21 years, he resided in a group home with Ability Beyond.

Steven is survived by his mother, Ingeborg Sands of Ridgefield, CT; father, Robert W. Sands and his wife, Kathi of Henderson, NV; sister, Susen Sands-Wessely, her husband Boris and their children, Isabel and Kaylin of Clarksburg, MD; godmother, Lotte Maier of Stuttgart, Germany and numerous friends and caregivers at Ability Beyond.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 5 Ivy Hill Rd., Ridgefield.

Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall following the service.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions to Ability Beyond or St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.